Dr. Campbell on Radical Nephrectomy in RCC

Steven Campbell, MD, PhD
Published: Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017



Steven Campbell, MD, PhD, urologist, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the role of radical nephrectomy according to the guidelines for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

There is now a well-defined and limited role of radical nephrectomy according to the kidney cancer guidelines, explains Campbell.

According to Campbell, radical nephrectomy has been over-utilized, which has led to the decrease of kidney function for many patients. The hope is that partial nephrectomy will be considered and lead to an increase in the coming years to better preserve kidney function, states Campbell.

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Steven Campbell, MD, PhD, urologist, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the role of radical nephrectomy according to the guidelines for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

There is now a well-defined and limited role of radical nephrectomy according to the kidney cancer guidelines, explains Campbell.

According to Campbell, radical nephrectomy has been over-utilized, which has led to the decrease of kidney function for many patients. The hope is that partial nephrectomy will be considered and lead to an increase in the coming years to better preserve kidney function, states Campbell.




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